A salad like this could be a lot heavier, but I’ve kept it light by using a small amount of oil in the dressing and noodles that aren’t deep-fried. The crisp lettuce and fresh vegetables add texture, while cooked shrimp makes this a substantial salad indeed.
If you prefer, you can substitute lobster or crab meat. For even more flavor, punch up the wasabi--make the dressing as hot and spicy as you’d like.
Yakisoba noodles, usually sold in refrigerated packets of three, can be found at well-stocked supermarkets and at Asian markets. Wasabi and mirin also can be found in these stores.